How to make a padded cube toy

By HannahKelly, Tue, 2018-07-31 11:52
How to make a padded cube toy

Stitch the transport-themed charts from issue 272 (October 2018) of The World of Cross Stitching, on sale 9 August, then follow the instructions below to make your very own cute padded cube toy for a vehicle-obsessed tot!

1. Stitch six of the small vehicle designs onto separate pieces of aida. Cut each one to a 9x9cm (3½x3½in) square positioning the designs centrally.

2. Select one design to be your centre panel and then, with right sides together, stitch four of the other designs to it – one along each edge with a 1cm (½in) seam. Press out the seams. You should now have a cross shaped panel.

3. Extend one of the points of your cross by stitching your remaining square along the outside edge, with a 1cm ( ½in) seam. Press out the seam.  

4. Fold up the points of your cross and pin adjacent side edges together along the 1cm (½in) seams. Stitch the edges in place so that you have an inside out cube with a ‘lid’ at the top.

5. Stitch two of the edges of the ‘lid’ to the top edges of the cube along the 1cm (½in) seam. Trim away excess fabric from seams and turn through. Stuff the cube and then hand stitch up the final edge to finish.    

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